Positions for Graduates
The STEP Program equips its graduates with skills that may be applied to public service, private sector, or academic careers. An average of 12% of WWS M. P. A. graduates took first jobs in technical agencies (e.g. NASA, NOAA, NAS), or in explicitly technical/policy parts of other agencies (e.g. EPA, HHS, DoD, DoA, state, local, and federal government, UN, World Bank), or technically or environmentally focused NGO's or businesses.
The versatility of the STEP training is demonstrated by the "crossover" in the graduates: some students taking positions at technical agencies did not have technical undergraduate training, and likewise not all students with undergraduate degrees in science or engineering took technical policy positions.